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Ok, I emailed them yesterday and received this reply today:

Dear StockCube,

Deleting you from the Partner program is a difficult technical process. Thus, unfortunately, it cant be achieved momentarily. Our technical department is already working on it. We are planning to complete the process by March 8th.
Thank you for  patience and understanding.

Kind regards,

Depositphotos Team


I guess I can live with that and it was good to get an acknowledgement so quickly.  Will need to put something in the diary to remind me to look again at this on March 8th.

I emailed them yesterday and received the same reply today too...

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General - Stock Video / Re: No payouts anymore on Clipcanvas?!
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:12 »
My previous request was paid after 3 months. I did not contact them yet - just waiting patiently.  To me it is clear that they experience financial difficulties. I am not unreasonable, but if this continues without any improvement I will cancel my account.
I really want to support them as much as I can but it's a shame that they won't even reply via E-Mail about the delay.

Communication is key!!!

What is happening is just incredible... I mean, it would be enough to write a small e-mail to all the artists saying that they are having troubles and blabla. Just to let us know that they're still alive! 5 minutes to write an e-mail.
I want to support them too, but they're really pushing our patience to the limit!

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Selling Stock Direct / Re: Blue host down again? Sick of it
« on: February 10, 2014, 07:08 »
I use Green Geeks. Their customer service is very fast when you have a problem (a problem that I usually create...)

And they are eco-friendly!

I have a referral link somewhere but I don't know where...

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Adobe Stock / Re: FOTOLIA FOOTAGE
« on: February 05, 2014, 04:31 »
just curious- for those that submit both stills and clips what percentage would you all say comes from your video sales? I've never done any clips yet...

I do most videos (that's my job, I'm a cameraman!), so I would say I gain 95% from videos... The portfolio is probably 30% photos and 70% videos...

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Adobe Stock / Re: FOTOLIA FOOTAGE
« on: February 04, 2014, 09:28 »
They were probably subscriptions. If you go into your profile settings you can opt-out for subscriptions and get only on demand sales. An HD video sale give you around 20 credits, which is more ore less the amount you get on other sites...

Depends on price You set. So, on POND 5 for 80 $ footage is 50 % ...

That's right... But pkphotos wrote "both averaging around $20 a download", so I guess he price 40$ on P5.
Anyway, yes, P5 and SS are always the first one to receive my new clips too!

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Adobe Stock / Re: FOTOLIA FOOTAGE
« on: February 04, 2014, 06:53 »
They were probably subscriptions. If you go into your profile settings you can opt-out for subscriptions and get only on demand sales. An HD video sale give you around 20 credits, which is more ore less the amount you get on other sites...

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Site Related / Re: Apologies to the community
« on: January 31, 2014, 06:18 »
I did once a 1 month detox because of health problems and at the beginning I was really mad and angry all the time!

But after the first week I started feeling better and with much more energy!

 :)

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General - Stock Video / Re: Clipcanvas shutting down?
« on: January 21, 2014, 10:14 »
Just log in and then go on --> Producer tools --> Producer news

There are a few posts, so I can't paste everything...

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General - Stock Video / Re: Clipcanvas shutting down?
« on: January 21, 2014, 09:50 »
They have some financial troubles: http://www.revostock.com/ProducerNews-Empty.html

 :(


edit: you need to log in to see this page...

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General - Stock Video / Re: Clipcanvas shutting down?
« on: January 21, 2014, 04:39 »
It would be nice if they could give us some sort of updateall this negativity is not doing their business any good.

Revostock, for example, is having an hard time too, but at least they let us know what's going on...

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Site Related / Re: MicrostockGroup Mugs! Christmas Surprise :)
« on: January 15, 2014, 11:30 »
Mine has arrived too!!!! Wonderful!

As soon as I have a free minute I'm going to take a picture!!

Thanks guys!

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Site Related / Re: MicrostockGroup Mugs! Christmas Surprise :)
« on: November 29, 2013, 02:35 »
Just sent my address!!!
I hope I'm still on time!  ;D

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Computer Hardware / Re: Switchng from Windows to Mac
« on: November 21, 2013, 09:16 »
I'd dump windows and mac and go with linux :)

Yeah!  8)

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I would have said the same a month ago, but suddenly I have sold 3 clips between May and June, for a total of 46,69 dollars... Finger crossed and let's hope it continues... 

Just to make sure i'm following - is this $46 on 123RF for video? Not this new site that only the OP seems to have had success with?

Steve

Yes... 46$ on 123RF for video.
I had sold just one video one year ago (for 5$!) and then nothing nothing nothing...
Mid-may, all of a sudden I have sold two videos on the same day, and then another one in the beginning of june...

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Don't all video sites sell better than 123RF  :)

I would have said the same a month ago, but suddenly I have sold 3 clips between May and June, for a total of 46,69 dollars... Finger crossed and let's hope it continues...  :o

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Discussione Italiana / Tasse italiane
« on: June 17, 2013, 11:23 »
Ciao a tutti,
da un po' di tempo ho iniziato a dedicarmi al mondo del microstock, e visto che i guadagni iniziano ad essere fiscalmente rilevanti (anche grazie ad un altro lavoro che ho trovato), vorrei sapere come vi organizzate per le tasse..

A parte i famosi moduli su Shutterstock, che ho gi compilato e consegnato tempo addietro, dal punto di vista delle tasse italiane, come fate?

Non ho la partita iva... Cosa fare? Un qualche modulo di collaborazione occasionale?
Parler anche col mio commercialista, ma dubito che abbia mai avuto a che fare con una situazione del genere, per cui vorrei arrivare l con qualche nozione in mano...

Buona giornata,
Gigi

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General - Stock Video / Changes at Clipcanvas
« on: April 22, 2013, 14:23 »
I've just received an e-mail from Clipcanvas.

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For us, the past year may be characterised by nice growth during last autumn, with increasing sales and an influx of more great content, while the past months have not been so great. For those of you who have been relying on us for a long time, and given us your support, we are grateful.

We find ourselves in a position where we either have to pack it up or dig in and walk on to our final battles. The main reason for this relates to i) a difficult European market with falling sales, ii) continued but unsuccessful efforts in securing sufficient funding for new development initiatives and growth, and iii) increased costs relating to a growing content base. Video is not inexpensive to handle and this has now drained our resources to the point where we are unable to solve our predicament unless we take some drastic measures. For this, we are sorry. We have been working to get our heads above water for a long time now, and it is quite horrible for us to find ourselves in this position.

Given the current circumstances, we are suggesting to do the following to increase our revenues and reduce our costs:
- reduce the royalty rate paid out to all producers from 50% to 40% for the next 12 months, starting on April 30th;
- allow certain producers with a good track record to publish and manage their own content directly;
- close certain producer accounts that either do not represent content we think makes much sense, or those accounts that contain a lot of very similar/spammy/crowding out type of content, and subsequently delete those clips and portfolios entirely;
- update our main design, user interface and SEO profile to better represent a modern look to attract more general interest and to increase our conversion rates and sales; AND
- integrate automation for payouts so you no longer need to request your payments in order to get paid.

Other and more positive changes will be considered as soon as we feel confident the current and suggested changes are having a positive effect. We still believe we're in it for the long haul, so we're not happy about some of the changes we need to make at this point either.

We do understand that we're completely dependent on your continued support. If we don't have your support, then please walk away now. We have fought for a long time to generate more sales for all of us, and made our processes both leaner and more efficient, but competition is becoming increasingly intense and we're afraid we might topple over if we don't make these unpopular decisions now. We think it would be really sad to see either you or us go, and we hope you feel the same.

The effect of the current and proposed changes will secure our future existence and hopefully establish a platform from where we can build a better and more sustainable marketplace. The alternative is closing down shop or selling out to someone who would probably decide to make those changes anyway...we prefer the first alternative.

We are not pertaining to be idiots and we are not trying to screw you over. We have just ran out of other viable options. While we realise this is most unwelcome just now, or at any time ever probably, but we would still like to suggest that things may look entirely different in 12 months time from now, and hope that you will give us your support one final time. For those of you familiar with running a business, we hope you see the logic in the measures we are taking, understand the position we are in and what we are trying to achieve.

Finally, we believe there is a good space for Clipcanvas in this industry. It makes sense to keep a mix of players around and for them to develop alongside each other. Some perform exceptionally, while others need to work harder to catch up. We hope you believe we should be one of those that perform and deserve to be part of your main outlets, and that you'll consider the real alternative looming, before you decide if life is better without us hanging around. We will work harder, if possible.

Sorry to bring you this news.

Personally I like Clipcanvas and I'll stay with them...

I'm not selling a lot with them, but I think that they deserve our support...

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Since gigidread are using ffmpeg to transcode your export from Kdenlive, it must be doable directly from Kdenlive, as Kdenlive makes use of ffmpeg. Unfortunately I do not yet have the experience needed to write a preset.

It is doable, but the quality is terrible... I don't know why... It's ok just if you do the two steps...  :-\

Mpeg Streamclip crashes to me too, but not if I use the "batch list" option...

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Hi!

When I have clips that don't need editing I use directly Mpeg Streamclip (www.squared5.com) with WINE.

If I have to edit something then I use Kdenlive and export first with this preset:

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s=1920x1080 aspect=@16/9 b=220000k vcodec=dnxhd acodec=pcm_s16le
and then I made a script to re-convert every files in mjpeg:

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#!/bin/bash

for file in /home/gigi/FOLDER/*; do `ffmpeg -i $file -r 30 -s hd1080 -vcodec mjpeg  -qmax 1 -qmin 1 -acodec copy $file.mov` ;done


exit 0;

Gigi


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As vegan and animal rights activist, I say great photo!

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General - Stock Video / Re: Which smaller sites are worth it?
« on: April 05, 2013, 04:24 »
As you said, Japan is a big market, so I'm giving it a try...
Thanks

Is there a non-Japanese version of PIXTA? Or did you translate with Chrome? (Or do you speak Japanese!??)


There's no English translation of the site, but they have a few English pages for contributors, like one that shows some statistics. My whole process of uploading was overseen by one of their reps. We communicated over email. Here's a page I found with their info: http://www.pixtastock.com/footage/

I can't make any promises. I've had 3 sales in three months with my best 30 clips (mostly time lapses and animations), so there's not much to judge by. Uploading was a pain too. But Japan's a big market, so it might be worth it.

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General - Stock Video / Re: Which smaller sites are worth it?
« on: April 04, 2013, 11:10 »
Is there a non-Japanese version of PIXTA? Or did you translate with Chrome? (Or do you speak Japanese!??)

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Paypal / Re: Conversion fee
« on: March 08, 2013, 09:00 »
 >:(

Thanks!

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Paypal / Conversion fee
« on: March 07, 2013, 15:10 »
Hi!
I'm an European customer of Paypal, and I've noticed that when I want to transfer my earning to my card I have to pay a conversion from US $ (as all of my microstock sites pay in US $) to Euro.
I was wondering if someone knows if there is a way to avoid this conversion (Moneybookers???), or if I'll always pay Paypal a part of my earnings...
Thanks!
Gigi

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Discussione Italiana / Re: Ciao a tutti!
« on: December 11, 2012, 10:07 »
Io in Canada al momento!  ;)

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